Archive for November 2nd, 2019

Truck plummets down Philippine ravine, kills 19

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Nineteen farmers were killed in the mountainous northern Philippines when a truck carrying them and sacks of rice seeds plunged backwards down a deep ravine, police said [...] » More

Filipinos pack cemeteries to remember the dead

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Filipinos poured into cemeteries by the millions on Friday for a rite to remember their dead, blending expressions of grief and faith in Catholic-majority Philippines with a [...] » More

Dramatic images show impact of deadly earthquakes in Philippines

Dramatic images show impact of deadly earthquakes in Philippines

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

At least 14 people have died after a series of earthquakes rattled the southern Philippines. A 6.5 magnitude quake struck on Thursday morning, local time, in the Tulunan area [...] » More

Thai king creates boot camp-style ‘unity’ courses

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thousands of civil servants, police and teachers are being sent to a military camp in Thailand for intensive training in community service and loyalty to the monarchy, [...] » More

Chinese premier’s visit set to bolster China-Thailand, regional ties

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The upcoming visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will bring more development opportunities to Thailand while boosting ties between China and the Association of Southeast [...] » More

Thailand looks to Indian arrivals for new wave of tourism

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

With two million Indian tourists expected for this year, reports in both Thai and English language media claim visitors from India are ‘set to transform’ [...] » More

Feature: China’s e-commerce tech helps Thailand digital economy boom

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Young Thai clothing designers Nunthapong Boonnao and Manassawee Suangkaew used to run a store to sell clothes they create in the Thai capital. In 2018 they decided to close [...] » More

Indonesia religious body staffer falls foul of own laws

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

An Indonesian man working for an organisation which helped draft strict religious laws ordering adulterers to be flogged was himself publically whipped Thursday after he was [...] » More

CORRECTED-Indonesia’s 2020 biodiesel consumption seen at 9.5 million KLassociation

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

* The Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association (APROBI) estimates around 9.5 million kilolitres (KL) of domestic biodiesel consumption in 2020 as the country implements B30 [...] » More

Sri Mulyani swears in Suryo Utomo as new tax office chief

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati appointed Suryo Utomo, formerly expert tax compliance staff to the minister, as taxation [...] » More

Indonesia reviewing terms of EU trade deal as WTO palm oil spat brews: vice foreign minister

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s vice foreign minister Mahendra Siregar said Jakarta is reviewing a draft trade deal with the European Union in the run-up to filing a complaint against the [...] » More

Lack of standardisation hampers logistics business: Experts

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Despite the government’s massive infrastructure development intended to boost connectivity, Indonesia still has a long list of major challenges to be addressed in the [...] » More

Indonesia threatens to report countries for refusing to take back waste

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Police gear up as 10,000 supporters expected for Tanjung Piai Nomination Day tomorrow The police are expecting about 10,000 political party supporters at the Tanjung Piai [...] » More

AG to Jho Low: Stop hiding and come back, Malaysia will give fair trial

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho who is wanted in Malaysia over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) still has to face charges locally despite recently reaching a [...] » More

One of Malaysia’s first eWallets bites the dust

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

With more players entering the competitive eWallet space, Digi appears to have thrown in the towel for its VCash eWallet. The digital wallet is barely two years old and they [...] » More